Somehow, the planned 3 month self-funded sabbatical has turned into 8 months. Where has the time gone? It's time to make a decision.
About a month ago I went to the woods for a walk, taking only my phone with me. As I wandered through the darker, damper places I stumbled upon the biggest assortment of mushrooms I've ever seen (yes, I've been in South Africa for so long, and we don't have a lot of damp, dark … Continue reading Wow – wild fungi love!
I am free! The Hay House book proposal is submitted. I have no responsibilities for a few days. I need to get out of the house! I have my car, dearest Kiki Clara. Time for a small adventure!
A gloriously British event - The Battle Proms at Highclere Castle where they filmed Downton Abbey.
The earth around the lake is covered in a profusion of white feathers, like a smattering of summer snow. What are the odds of finding on blue feather in all these white ones, let alone three?
The feeling of driving my own car again is unexpectedly joyful, even though she doesn't have a powerful engine or loads of gadgets. She is mine.
In the most biodiverse place in the world, you will see the perfect marriage of art, science and nature as Chihuly's dazzling sculptures transform our gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space. Kew Gardens I'd heard about Dale Chihuly's "Reflections on Nature" sculptures at Kew and was keen to see them myself. To say I was speechless is an understatement, but not for … Continue reading Fantastical glass sculptures at Kew Gardens
My very first visit to Kew Gardens - paying attention to patterns
A visit to West Sussex turned out to be a trip down memory lane for me - a 30 year-old lane to be precise! J an I decided to go on a mini adventure on Friday and planned a simple picnic of supermarket meal deals! We collected my son, T and drove South East to … Continue reading A visual feast! The Ouse Valley Viaduct
If you go down in the woods todayYou're sure of a big surpriseIf you go down in the woods todayYou'd better go in disguise! Hmmm, I rather like going as me, thank you. On my own, with my camera. Although it sometimes feels uncomfortable as it did last week. I felt conspicuous. There were loads … Continue reading An artist date in the woods near me